The Kellogg Community College baseball team bested rival Kalamazoo Valley Community College last weekend, taking three of a four-game series topped with a fourth-game no-hitter pitched by freshman James Geshel.
The wins keep the Bruins at the top of their Michigan Community College Athletic Association Western Conference with a 10-2 conference record. See details about each game below.
Game 1 (April 8 in Kalamazoo): KCC 3, KVCC 0
Freshman Ashton Potts pitched seven innings for the win in game one, striking out nine. At the plate, freshman catcher/infielder Chase Kemp hit a home run with two RBIs and freshman outfielder/pitcher Jackson Kitchen went 2-4.
Game 2 (April 8 in Kalamazoo): KVCC 3, KCC 2
Sophomore Keegan Batka pitched six innings for the Bruins in game two, striking out eight. Sophomore pitcher/utility player RJ Sherwood went 2-3 at the plate.
Game 3 (April 10 in Battle Creek): KCC 5, KVCC 1
Freshman Sean Knorr pitched five innings for the win, striking out eight. Kitchen led the Bruins at the plate, going 1-1 with 2 RBIs. Freshman outfielder Tate Peterson went 2-4.
Head KCC Baseball Coach Eric Laskovy said it was an “exciting game that ended on a play at the plate.”
Game 4 (April 10 in Battle Creek): KCC 12, KVCC 0
Geshel pitched a no-hitter over five innings for the win. On offense, KCC was led by Sherwood, who went 2-3 including a home run; freshman infielder Enrique Gutierrez, who went 1-1 including two RBIs; and freshman outfielder Drew Mitchell, who went 1-3 including two RBIs.
Keep up-to-date on the latest upcoming KCC baseball games using the team schedule at kelloggbruins.com/sports/bsb/2021-22/schedule. All home games are free and open to the public.
For more information about the KCC baseball team, including a full schedule, roster, statistics and more, visit kelloggbruins.com/sports/bsb.
Head KCC Baseball Coach Eric Laskovy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 269-565-7912.